DIY Protein Bars

I received quite the feedback after a few Instagram postings of the protein bars I enjoyed all summer; including a handful of requests to share the recipe. These protein bars are chewy, customizable and no-bake! Read on to how you can make this easy post workout treat!A snack we can all agree on in my house are protein balls. They satisfy my sweet tooth without feeling too guilty about it.  As much as I enjoy consuming them, they are a labor of love rolling out all those little balls. Sometimes it’s not feasible in my week to make a batch which is why I went searching for an alternative.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and adapted it a little bit.

For my most recent batch of bars I used:
1 cup ground oats
1 cup toasted oats and coconut mix (this was left over from our weekend açaí bowls)
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used 310 Nutrition)
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup golden raisins
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

First I dump all the dry ingredients together and stir till they are mixed.

Then I mix in the peanut butter and honey until everything is well coated. I’ve found it’s a lot easier if I use my hand instead of a spoon to mix. Then I stir in the milk for a smooth consistency. The batter should be thick, smooth and not runny. Next, press the batter into a glass dish (here I used a 8×6 Pyrex) until evenly distributed. I make sure to give everything a firm press down so it all sticks together.
Pop in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight) and once firm, cut into squares.

Viola, DIY protein bars! Just like the balls but a lot less effort!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground oats
  • 1 cup toasted oats and coconut mix
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Then with hand mix in wet ingrediets. Press into a glass dish to refrigerate over night. Cut into squares & enjoy!


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